What is a Law Enforcement Explorer?
Law Enforcement Explorer posts help youth to gain insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities.
Explorer Post 9799 is sponsored by the Florissant Police Department as a community-based policing program. This successful program is designed to educate and involve young men and women in police operations and to interest them in law enforcement functions whether they enter the law enforcement field or not.
Who can be a Law Enforcement Explorer?
Law Enforcement Exploring is a worksite-based program for young men and women who have completed the eighth grade and are 14 years of age, or are 15 years of age but have not yet reached their 21st birthday.
What will the program do for me?
For young men and women who are interested in careers in the field of law enforcement, Exploring can offer experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth.
Why should I become Law Enforcement Explorer?
As an Explorer, young adults have the opportunity to assist the Florissant Police Department. Explorers can broaden their understanding and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and job skills that make up their community's police service.
In addition to gaining a working knowledge of police work, the participants have the opportunity to give of themselves to their community. Although Post 9799 is law enforcement oriented, Explorers are volunteers and do not serve as police employees, sworn or civilian.
What other training will I receive as an Explorer?
How do I get started?
The Florissant Police Department's Explorer Post 9799 meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the police department at 7:00 PM
All perspective Explorers must attend an orientation on either the 1st or 3rd Tuesday until the background and ride-a-long exam has been completed.
The meetings generally last one and a half to two hours. At the meetings an Explorer advisor will meet with you to answer any questions you might have and help you with the application process.
If you meet the qualification for an Explorer, you will receive an application form, and a study guide for the ride-a-long exam. After the successful completion of the exam and background process, you will become an Explorer Recruit. The post will issue a recruit uniform at no cost to the recruit. The Recruit will be placed on probation for six months. During the probation period you must attend all meetings and functions of the Explorer Post.
Who do I contact?
Contact the Police Advisor for the program at the Florissant Police Department at 314-831-7000.
If I became a Florissant Law Enforcement Explorer, what activities will I get involved with?